Live Stage: Festival of Music in Middle Eastern Cinema [London]

iran.jpgCity University London and London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE) in association with: Institute of Musical Research, University of London, Iran Heritage Foundation, Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS and The Royal Anthropological Institute present: Festival of Music in Middle Eastern Cinema :: Saturday, May 14, 2011 to Friday May 20, 2011 :: A mini-festival of feature and documentary films, and a two-day conference, focusing on the rich musical heritage and the burgeoning new music scenes in the Middle East.

Two-Day Conference: Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 18, 2011 :: Venue: Institute of Musical Research, University of London:

Speakers: Martin Stokes (Oxford), Nacim Pak (Edinburgh), Kay Dickinson (Goldsmiths), Kamran Rastegar (Tufts), Peyman Yazdanian (Iran), John Baily (Goldsmiths), Tony Langlois (Limerick), Havana Marking and
Federico Spinetti (Alberta). Plus film screenings. Further details:


FILM SCREENINGS (all films are in the original language with English subtitles)

FEATURE FILMS: Saturday May 14th 2011 and Sunday May 15th 2011 :: Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn: :: Tickets: £8.50/£7.50 :: Box office: 020 7328 1000 ::

Saturday May 14th 2011, 4:00 p.m. :: The Band’s Visit (Dir: Eran Kolirin, 2007/Israel/France/USA/89 mins)

Sunday May 15th 2011, 3:00 p.m. :: Santuri (Dir: Dariush Mehrjui, 2008/Iran/106mins)

DOCUMENTARY FILMS: Thursday May 19, 2011 and Friday May 20, 2011 :: Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H
0XG ::

Admission free to all screenings below

Thursday May 19th 2011
1:00 p.m. - Back Vocal (Dir: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2003/Iran)
2:00 p.m. - I love Hip Hop in Morocco (Dir: Joshua Asen & Jennifer Needleman, 2007/USA/Morocco)
3.30 p.m. - Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt (Dir: Michael Goldman,1996/USA/ Egypt)
4.40 p.m. - Two Bows (Dir: Bahman Kiarostami, 2004/Iran)
5.40 p.m. - Arabic Fusion: The Sound Between the Notes (Dir: Cyril Eberle,2010/ Dubai)
6:30 p.m. - Breaking the Silence (Dir: Simon Broughton, 2002/UK/Afghanistan)
7:30 p.m. - Crossing the Bridge (Dir: Faith Akin, 2005/Germany/Turkey)

Friday, May 20th 2011
2:00 p.m - Sounds of Silence (Dir: Amir Hamz & Mark Lazarz, 2006/Germany/Iran)
3:00 p.m. - A Kabul Music Diary (Dir: John Baily, 2003/UK/Afghanistan)
4:00 p.m. - Muezzin (Dir: Sebastian Brameshuber, 2008/Austria/Turkey)
5:30 p.m. - The Singing Barber of Mosul (Dir: Katia Saleh, 2007/Lebanon)
6:00 p.m. - Slingshot Hip-Hop (Dir: Jackie Reem Salloum, 2008/Palestine/USA)
7:30 p.m. - Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Dir: Eddy Moretti & Soroosh Alvi, 2008/USA/ Iraq)

Times may be subject to change. Full details on:

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